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Encounter the perennial truths of the faith as they are applied to questions of culture and various professions and academic disciplines. While the faith is changeless, it is also remarkably flexible, speaking to unique challenges from one generation to the next.
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Intellectual, Not (Merely) Devotional

What does it mean for a school to be Catholic? Does it refer to a commitment to scattered devotional practices, or does it speak to foundations in a deeper intellectual project?
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Resolution for a New Year

It is time to take stock, assessing the year that has passed and re-focusing the mind and spirit for what is to come, preparing to see all things through Christian eyes.
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Real Knowledge

There are many ways notional knowledge can become real knowledge, the sort of knowledge that becomes a living truth within us. Prime Matters seeks to aid readers in this process.
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Why We Play

Folk music helps us to reflect on the past, build community, and refresh our spirits, ultimately speeding us along in our attempts to build a Christian culture.
Conor Kennelly
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Why Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Are Not Absolute Values

While many pundits and activists in the West see equity, diversity, and inclusion as self-evident moral truths of absolute value, closer inspection reveals that they cannot fill that role.
Most Rev. Robert Barron
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Benedictine Life and the Search for God

The Benedictine ethos – founded on service and discipline, a readiness to listen, and a firm focus on the dignity of the human person – remains with us today, guiding us in the search for God.
Sr. Thomas Welder, OSB
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Living the Lord's Joy

Chris Stefanick joins Msgr. James Shea to discuss the spiritual disposition of joy and the clarion call offered to all Christians: "The joy of the Lord must be your strength."
Chris Stefanick
Msgr. James P. Shea
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Engaging Secular Modernity

Ryan T. Anderson and Msgr. James Shea discuss the interplay of religion, culture, and public policy, the modern antipathy towards questions of family, and preparing the next generation of informed Christians in the public square.
Dr. Ryan T. Anderson
Msgr. James P. Shea
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God Wants His World Back

Fr. John Riccardo reflects on his life and priesthood and speaks about his ministry - ACTS XXIX - which exists for one simple reason: "God wants his world back."
Rev. John Riccardo
Msgr. James P. Shea
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Leisure and Advent

Weekly learning with the Weekly Update

Encounter a summary of the week's events presented through the Catholic imaginative vision and receive insights into upcoming Mass readings.